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Measurement Height of Mandible Body in Male and Female of Iraqi Sample Using Panoramic Radiograph

Authors: Alaa Salman Mahdi --- Omar Basheer Taha Al-Tekreeti --- Farah Abdul Salam Hadi --- Areej Najm --- et al.
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2017 Volume: 14 Issue: 2 Pages: 374 -381
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل


The maxillary and mandibular bones can reflect the status of all of the skeletal bones , any bone lose in the mandible is not due to local factors only such as previous extraction of teeth can be considered as the first sign of osteoporosis in the other skeletal bones and future bone fracture. To obtain statistical data on the alveolar bone height at different regions of the body of the mandible by panoramic radiograph in different age groups of Iraqi males and females. The study include the diagnostic panoramic radiograph of 40 images of randomly selected patients from males and females without sign and symptoms for any systemic diseases affecting the bone. There was a significant high difference between males and females in midline and mental foramen areas.Dentist should pay greater attention to older females patients because they are prone to rapid alveolar bone resorption.

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